Function Keys Do Not Work in Vista

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  1. Siron macrumors 6502

    Siron

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    I use AutoCAD in Vista on my MP and the Function keys do not work. Can someone help me please?
    Thanks
    Alan
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Found this so far, but I will see what else I can find: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1167

    But if you are saying when you hit like F2 and the brightness setting comes up, suggest using fn+F2. fn is probably in the bottom left of your keyboard, or the top right next to the delete key, and will allow you to use the F1 though F12 for the application you are using.
     
  3. Siron thread starter macrumors 6502

    Siron

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    Thanks I will try the Fn + function key to see if that works.
    Alan
     
  4. Siron thread starter macrumors 6502

    Siron

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  5. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Macrumors.com search doesn't work sometimes, but Google does since they seem to index macrumors.com often. So often that a new post showed up in google when I used Google to help try to answer the person's question.
     
  6. turkish3000 macrumors newbie

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    MAC, AutoCAD and F Keys

    I use a MacBook Pro with VMWARE, XP and AutoCAD 2002.

    Simple solution to the Fkey problem......

    ......Plug in an external keyboard.

    I have tried a Logitech wireless and wired both USB and both work.
     
  7. Catch Them macrumors regular

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    alternatively the 2.1 bootcamp drivers should provide an option similar to OSX to open the bootcamp control panel and check or uncheck how you use the F1, F2, Etc keys.

    you can have it use them from their "Special Keys; dashbooard, brightness, etc" or as the "Regular F keys"
     

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